Storm slams into US southeast

February 13, 2014 - 8:00:30 am
ATLANTA: A deadly winter storm brought heavy snow, freezing rain and a possibly historic accumulation of ice to the southeastern United States yesterday, causing hundreds of thousands of power outages and treacherous driving conditions, meteorologists said.

The worsening storm stretched from eastern Texas to the Carolinas, and is likely to reach the Middle Atlantic states by late yesterday.

Power outages spread rapidly as temperatures dropped.

More than 110,000 Georgia Power customers were without electricity yesterday, with most outages reported in metropolitan Atlanta. Some customers may have to wait up to a week for power to be restored, said a Georgia Power spokeswoman.

Nearly 3,000 US flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed early on Wednesday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com.

REUTERS

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